If you are ever stranded at an airport, bus station, etc., look in the phone book or ask the nearest Customer Representative for The Traveler's Aid Society number. Many airports have a Traveler's Aid booth and they can help you with a number of difficulties.
Detroit Metro Airport DOES have a booth and here is their main contact info.
Traveler's Aid Society of Detroit
1150 Griswold #1800
David Slott Building
Detroit MI 48226
Did you know that CANCER PATIENTS can fly FREE in empty seats on Corporate jets?
MIRACLE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS fly's children for free to their treatment centers around the country!
2756 Green Valley Parkway Suite #115
Green Valley, NV 89104-2120
Phone: 800-359-1711 OR 702-261-0494
You can fly to recognized treatment centers around the country, ABSOLUTELY FREE, in the empty seats on corporate jets. Corporate Angel Network, a national public charity, works directly with patients and families to coordinate their travel needs with the flight plans of some of the nation's largest corporations. Since 1981, they have arranged more than 20,000 flights with cancer patients aboard.
Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604
When you reach your destination, you're family will need a place to stay......and that's where the Ronald McDonald Charities comes in! The Ronald McDonald House serves as a temporary home
near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. In return, families are asked to make a donation ranging on average
from $5 to $20 per day if possible. If this is not possible, the stay is FREE!
There are more than 245 Ronald McDonald Houses in 26 countries and more than 6,000 bedrooms worldwide are available for families each night! Since 1974, the Ronald McDonaldHouse Program
has helped more than 10 million families. To check for a house at your destination, go to
Metro Detroit Ronald McDonald Houses:
3911 Beaubien Boulevard
Detroit MI 48201
1600 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor MI 48104
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
PO Box 18087
Asheville NC 39914-0087
Phone: 800-542-9730 OR 828-253-1188
Non-profit corporation serving facilities that provide lodging & other supportive services to patients and their families when confronted with medical emergencies.
HOPE Lodge JUST ADDED 3/23/2013
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345 OR 800-227-2345
Travelling out of town for treatment when required can be prohibitively expensive, so the American Cancer Society has a FREE place where cancer patients and their caregivers can stay when home
is far away. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the U.S., offering private rooms and a nurturing home-like environment so patients can focus on getting well. Accommodations and eligibility requirements vary by location and availability is first come, first served.
Crossroads of Michigan
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI 48208
Helps people seeking safe refuge across the state and across the country, for situations from domestic abuse to medical emergenices.
Are you a RUNAWAY that needs a way to get home?
The National Runaway Hotline operates a "Home Free" program in conjunction with Greyhound
Bus Line that will reunite you with your family. They offer other services as well to runaways that's worth checking out including a message service. United Airlines is also the official airline of this organization.
You must be between the ages of 12 and 20 and a missing person report must have been
filed by your parents or legal guardians with your local police.
(Look under "Runaway Resources" webpage as well!
Do you have a family member in the Military who is sick or injured in another state or country?
Would you like to be with them by can't afford the trip?
Do I have a deal for you! First, did you know about Operation Hero Miles?
Frequent flyers donate their extra miles to this organization and they in turn can use those miles
to get sick or injured military people home OR their loved ones to them, no matter where they are
Veterans Airlift Command
Provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical
and other purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
SEE MORE TRANSPORATION RESOURCES BELOW!
NOW, once you are there, where do you stay??
The Fisher House is a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 34 current Fisher Houses with six more currently being built.
The Fisher House is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice or counseling center. Each house is designed to provide 8 to 21 suites and can accommodate 16 to 42 family members. They feature a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with library and toys for children. The program began in 1990 and has offered more than
1 1/2 million days of lodging to more than 70,000 families.
Cost varies by location but the average charge for lodging in 2005 was less than $10 per family
Ten locations, to include all VA Fisher Houses, offer FREE lodging.
Families of service members hospitalized due to service in Iraq or Afghanistan do NOT
pay the daily fee.
Phone: 301-294-8560 OR 888-294-8560
OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS:
Provides FREE air transportation nationwide for people with medical and financial need and
for other humanitarian reasons (such as wish-granting trips).
National Patient Air Transportation Helpline
C/O Mercy Medical Airlift
4620 Haygood Road, Suite 1
Virginia Beach VA 23455
Phone: 800-296-1217 OR 734-318-9174
Fly's evacuees in the wake of national emergencies and transports military families affected
by deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Also patients.
Air Charity Network (ACN)
410 1st Ave. N.W.
Rochester MN 55901
Free air transportation to special health care facilities or distant destinations.
Sky Ark Inc.
PO Box 1553
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: 719-395-8686 OR 719-395-8331 OR 303-229-2590
Air transpiration & airlift services during disasters and desperate crisis situations for animals.
National Patient Travel Center
4620 Haygood Road Suite #1
Virginia Beach VA 23455
Wings of Mercy
10720 Adams Street
Holland MI 49423
Phone: 888-78-MERCY (63729) OR 616-396-1077
Veterans Airlift Command
5775 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Fly's wounded warriors, veterans & families for medical & other compassionate purposes.
Angel Flight For Veterans
Provides free or reduced rate medical transportation for veterans or active-duty military
personnel and their families.
Volunteer Mercy Pilots
13616 N. Kinyon Road
Grand Ledge MI 48837-9733
Air Care Alliance
P.O. Box 1940
Manassas, VA 22110
Private pilots volunteer their time, using 4-6 passenger planes, transporting seriously ill patients between their state of residence and state of treatment. Patients must be ambulatory and condition must be stable. Physician clearance and consent form necessary. No medical equipment on board. arrangements should be made one week in advance. Services are at no charge with a 500 mile flight range. Referrals for linkage available for additional flight distance.
Air Ambulance America
5804 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143
Provides air transportation for cancer patients. Complete bedside transfer from door-to-door
with nurses and doctors in attendance if necessary. A fee is charged determined by distance
and necessary medical care required. Insurance payment is accepted with pre-approval.
Services available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Flies within 13 western states.....call to coordinate flights.
Continental Care Force
Provides free air transportation to medical patients with financial need.
Miles For Kids
Run by American Airlines